Ronnie Lowenstein

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2008

    Yankees to City: What’s Another $350M Between Friends?

    What? This stadium just isn't good enough? Next time you're tempted to conclude that New York's state legislature is entirely useless, remember this: State Assemblymember Richard Brodsky broke the news on Tuesday that the Yankees are looking to get an additional $350 million in city tax-exempt bon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2006

    Gentlemen, Start Your Bulldozers

    The other shoe has dropped: The city's Industrial Development Agency announced at 4 p.m. today that the Internal Revenue Service has approved the convoluted tax-exempt bond scheme that would raise $1.56 billion to build new stadiums for the Mets and Yankees. Following the Yankees' successful Nationa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2006

    Bloomberg on Stadium Bonds: It Depends What You Mean By 'Taxes'

    In the last week, Queens councilmembers have thrown a wrench into the city's well-oiled plans for a new Mets stadium, insisting they won't sign off on the deal unless their borough is awarded the same "community benefits" boodle as George Steinbrenner has promised the Bronx. But whether or not the ... More >>

  • News

    November 6, 2001

    The New Mayor’s Mission

    To The Victor Belongs the Toil

  • News

    March 13, 2001

    Hevesi Versus McCall

    Two Comptrollers Take Wildly Divergent Positions on Rudy’s Fiscal Follies